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He’s an epileptic dog and has had many seizures today, more…

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He’s an epileptic dog...

He’s an epileptic dog and has had many seizures today, more than ever before

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

Blaze and he’s 23 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Blaze?

He had shots just over a week ago

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. You're either describing complex partial seizures (also called psychomotor seizures) which are described as abnormal focal or asymmetric sensory or motor activity affecting any part of the body and which may be associated with autonomic signs, (salivation, vomiting, e.g.) and are associated with a change in mentation (mental status) and/or behavioral abnormalities or if consciousness is lost general seizures (previously called gran mal) are diagnosed. Sleep is the most common post-ictal (post-seizure) symptom. Most of us will accept one mild (lasting less than 5 minutes, no thrashing about, no loss of consciousness) event monthly before prescribing an anticonvulsant drug. Because Blaze has suffered another event within 24 hours of a prior one clustering is diagnosed and that may presage status epilepticus - the state in which seizure activity doesn't abate unless I heavily sedate or anesthetize my patient. She may currently be in status epilepticus and so she needs the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience.

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